School Electric Swing Gates

Portcullis commence project for two pairs of Electric Swing Gates at London School ensuring the Gate Safety and Compliance are certificated.

The main contractor on site is Laing O’Rourke is the largest privately owned construction solutions provider in the UK. Formed over 30 years ago, the Group’s international operations posted managed revenue of £4bn in 2011.

The business is made up of a range of engineering, construction, manufacturing and specialist services companies, which combine to provide prestigious clients with a comprehensive investment, development and management capability.

Working across Europe, Canada, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australasia, our operations span a range of sectors, including: lifestyle; business; social infrastructure; transport; power; mining and natural resources; oil and gas and utilities and waste.

The breadth of our expertise and geographical reach means we are engaged on the full spectrum of projects – from remote desert railways to urban regeneration and transport infrastructure schemes.

Gate Builder – Design Your Own Gates goes live

The Portcullis designed gate viewing tool goes live, click on the link below to design your own gate.The easy to use application will give you the customer the ability to design your own gate.The first stage allows you to choose the type of gate. giving you a simple choice of:

Flat Top, Arched Up or Arched Down.

Then decide the height and width via the sliding bars

If you want add Top Rails or Bottom rails swirls or rings the option is here, choose top finials  or bottom finials.

Want to print your design……its easy simply fill in the form and the design will be emailed to the email address you supply. Choice of three on the Builder but the options are endless, you can even choose the post tops.

Portcullis Engineers gain Zurich BS Welding Qualification

Whether you are directly welding – for manufacture, repair, or modification – or you are responsible for equipment that performs welding: you need to ensure your compliance with welding regulations and standards, and you need to provide evidence that your work is reliable and equipment safe to use.

You can only achieve these objectives if you are fully conversant with welding qualifications.

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Came Automation New Logo

Since the takeover the new Came Automation Logo has been approved. this will be update onto all company paperwork, van livery and uniforms.


Came Automation is a welcome addition to the Portico Security Group, visit Came at there Home  Page or call the direct for further information or visit them at 868 Plymouth Road, Slough Trading Estate, Slough, SL1 4LP, United Kingdom Tel: 01753 696166   Fax: 01753 696916 

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Portcullis Secure Contract with National Fencing Company

Portcullis Gate Automation, has teamed up with one of the oldest and market leading fencing companies in the UK established in 1916 but dating back to many years prior its incorporation as a UK LTD company.

This partnership gives both companies valuable resources that ensures a strong service is guaranteed from the point of design through to installation.

Portcullis Gate Automation are able to offer a five star service package  to provide years of trouble free service, warranty backed by all major automation manufacturers.

If you need engineering support for the UK for any Access controlled Automation please contact the Help Desk on 0845 602 0846

Portcullis New Website Goes Live

Our New look website has arrived, Thanks to all involved for there hard work to get the site up and running in just two weeks, more than a month ahead of schedule.

Lookout for the “Gate Builder” web application, it is in production and should be live by February 1st 2012, this unique software allow’s you the customer to design gates to your own specification.

Please visit the “Our Designs” gallery for our metal bespoke and standard metal gate range as well as the bespoke hardwood entrance and field gates.

Call our National Help Desk for further details of to arrange a free site survey Telephone our local rate 0845 602 0846 number of go to the contact page for your local branch.

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Came Automation Ltd

On the Monday 16th January 2012 Came Automation Ltd, was purchased by the Portico Security Group LTD, this acquisition has seen Mr John Stevenson move to the role of Branch Manager of the Slough office. Press Release

Came Automation Ltd was incorporated in the UK in 1992, making this year its twentieth anniversary. Came was the first company to bring the Came brand to the UK, and indeed was the first company to offer installers training on installation and technical support .

Came Automation has come a long way since then and now offers an expert service to customers throughout the UK.

Please feel free to call John Stevenson and the team at the branch on 01753 696 166 or on the help desk number 0845 602 0846

Portcullis Gate Automation Bi-Folding Gate

Portcullis Gate Automation secures a deal to design and produce domestic automatic bi-folding gates with a leading UK based gate manufacturer.

The partnership means that the initial proven design prototype can now be transferred to computer using the latest industry 3d CAD drawing facility enabling the gates to be designed to your specification and approved ready to go into production.

Turn around for these unique gates will give you the customer a production process from initial design through to manufacturing and delivered and installed usually within six weeks.

As well as the domestic wooden bi-folding electric gate Portcullis Gate Automation can design and manufacture ornate metal bi-folding gates.

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Appointment of Andy Abbott

Portico Security Group Ltd welcomes Andy Abbott as the UK Group Sales Director.

Andy’s wealth of experience within the market place of Entrance Access Control gives the Group and its associated companies Portcullis Gate Automation Ltd, Came Automation Ltd and the Atlas Group a true sales lead ambassador.

With a successful sales history within the security industry Andy’s expertise has brought instant change to the group with new products being developed and put into production.

His wealth of client and industry knowledge, has improved sales instantly with customers such as water utility companies, facility companies, builders, and fencing contractors moving across to continue using his services.

Our partnership with a leading UK gate manufacturer should see the Portico Speed Gate combined with our unique (patent applied for) crash rated locking system (by design) in production ready for installation with four weeks. We will bring you the latest updates in our News section.

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Working In The Snow

Portcullis Gate Automation in Kent continued to service customers despite the worst snow fails for decades.

December 22, 2009 Sony UK in Basingstoke required the urgent replacement of a failed electric automatic security barrier.

Falling temperatures combined with heavy snow plus a mass exodus of staff from the Sony facility and surrounding industrial units did not deter the barrier engineers from completing their jobs.

Head of security for Sony UK contacted Portcullis the following day to praise the professionalism, dedication and resilience the Portcullis technicians had shown in such adverse conditions.


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